I used to not realize just what a huge difference the reuse of towels and linens was, until I read this article from National Geographic called 'Hotels Save Energy With a Push to Save Water.'
For years, many hotels have been offering their guests the chance to skip washing towels and sheets every day, in a bid to save water and energy.The American Hotel and Lodging Association estimates that the request reduces the number of loads of laundry washed—as well as the related water, sewer, energy, and labor costs—by 17 percent. The association also notes that such programs increase the lifespan of towels and linens, thus reducing replacement costs.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that hotels and other lodgings use about 15 percent of the total water taken up by commercial and institutional facilities in the United States, according to agency spokesperson Carissa Cyran. The commercial and institutional sector, in turn, is responsible for about 17 percent of the withdrawals from U.S. public water systems.
Read the whole article from National Geographic HERE
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My stay at the Jupiter Hotel was complimentary, however all my thoughts about the hotel are my own. The standards of the hotel are also both ethical and green, which fit into Florum Magazine's own ethical standards.
xoxo Noelle Lynne
Editor in Chief of Florum Fashion Magazine